Liposuction for lipedema of the breast

Full and firm breasts are one of the most important feminine attributes of a woman. They represent youth, vitality and health. Unfortunately, however, disproportionate fat distribution can also occur here as a result of lipedema. Affected women not only feel diminished in their aesthetic appearance and femininity; they also suffer from symptoms such as severe pain, itching and sensitivity to pressure.

Our lipedema specialists at LIPOCURA® support you with a holistic treatment concept on your way to a new and improved quality of life. Since conservative treatment options only bring relief up to a certain point, we can completely remove the pathological fat deposits on the breast with surgical liposuction and stop the progression of the disease – and of course, we can do the same on other parts of the body.

Do not hesitate to contact us with your questions and wishes. We would be very happy to be there for you in a personal consultation!


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Brief liposuction overview

Operating time 2–3 hours
Anaesthesia General anaesthesia
Hospital stay 1 overnight stay
Rest period 3–10 days
Fit for sports/exercise from the 6th week on


The liposuction method at LIPOCURA®

The female breast tissue is very sensitive. Liposuction must be performed with extreme care, as the focus is on maintaining an aesthetic breast shape. Therefore, the specialist must have many years of lipedema treatment experience.

Our team at LIPOCURA® has the necessary expertise to perform a tissue-conserving procedure with aesthetically pleasing results. We use the tumescent technique in combination with the PAL method (power assisted liposuction or vibration liposuction).

In this procedure, the fat cells to be suctioned off are first bloated using the injected tumescent solution and then removed using the special vibration cannula, which does not damage the surrounding tissue, lymph vessels or veins. The treatment is performed under general anaesthesia.

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Breast liposuction procedure

We will support you throughout the entire period of your treatment and will be at your side at all times with help and advice: from the initial consultation, planning and preparation to the procedure itself, including detailed aftercare and potential skin-tightening follow-up treatments.

In order to get you perfectly prepared for breast liposuction and to alleviate any fears you may have about the procedure, we conduct a detailed consultation with you in advance. During this consultation, we answer your questions and go over the procedure of the treatment. If you have any further questions after the appointment, that’s not a problem. We are always there for you!

Lipedema surgery of the breast begins with marking the areas to be suctioned on the skin. The anaesthetist will then administer the general anaesthetic. As soon as the anaesthetic takes effect, we make minimal incisions (0.5 to 1 cm) and inject the tumescent solution to detach the diseased fat cells from the surrounding tissue. We use the vibrating cannula to remove the fat in a way that is gentle on the tissue. The procedure on both breasts takes about 2–3 hours, depending on the complexity of the surgery.

After the liposuction, you will receive special compression garments, which you should wear night and day for about six weeks. In addition, you will usually stay in the clinic for one night so that any rare after-effects can be dealt with quickly.
We recommend that our patients take it easy and allow their bodies to rest for the first few days after the treatment. This way, their ability to work is often restored after only one week. Risks such as wound healing disorders or the formation of unsightly scars occur only in very rare cases.


After the treatment: Breast lift?

Sometimes there is excess skin on the breast after liposuction. However, since a firm bust has a direct impact on many women’s perception of femininity, we also offer a suitable solution in the form of skin-tightening methods such as the accompanying laser treatment.

Find out more about skin tightening after liposuction.

How much does liposuction of the breast cost?

The costs for liposuction of the breast at LIPOCURA® are based on various factors, including the existing findings, but also the wishes of our patients and thus the amount of fat to be removed. The price of the breast surgery includes consultation, aftercare, compression garments and the surgical material. We will gladly provide you with a detailed proposal during a personal consultation.

You will receive more detailed information on the costs of the surgery and the possibilities for reimbursement by your health insurance provider.

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